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Charley Patton

Charley Patton, also known as Charlie Patton, was an American Delta blues musician. Considered by many to be the "Father of the Delta Blues", he created an enduring body of American music and inspired most Delta blues musicians. The musicologist Robert Palmer considered him one of the most important American musicians of the twentieth century... Read More

Also known asThe Masked Marvel
Elder J. J. Hadley
BornApril 1891 (probable)
Hinds County, Mississippi, U.S.
DiedApril 28, 1934
Sunflower County, Mississippi
GenresDelta blues, country blues, gospel blues
InstrumentsGuitar, slide guitar
Years active1916–1934
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